Solved And Timed Back-To-Back Rubik’s Cubes

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The popular 1980’s Hungarian puzzle is something that since I was a kid I thought was interesting but never learned to solve until a few years ago. Now, I can consistently solve the Rubik’s Cube, but I am not fast.  In fact, I use a pretty slow algorithm for solving it, but it’s simple and it works.

One thing I had never done before was solve more than one in a row.  I can solve one cube in under two minutes, but could I solve two in under four minutes?  We would find out.

I gave this three shots, and I felt the results were interesting.  First, one of the cubes we had was really, really old.  It didn’t turn so well.  It’s amazing how much that slows you down. 
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Also, the second cube was super slow for me each time.  I found that my brain had a tough time working on one right after the other.  I’d like to try this with a third cube sometime to see if I would get used to it or I would become even slower.



I could not solve two in under five minutes, but each time I tried was faster than the last. My last and best time was 5:26:
   
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